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on talks with iran; curbing the cost of health care in massachusetts; what judicial gridlock means for the federal courts; and the legacy of lincoln's most famous speech. >> ifill: j.p. morgan's $13 billion settlement brings months of delicate, high stakes negotiations to an end. under the terms of the deal, $4 billion will go to struggling homeowners in the form of reduced mortgage payments, lower loan rates and other assistance, $7 billion will go to investors as compensation; the remainder will be fines paid by the bank. the agreement comes as investigators are said to be pursuing cases against other financial institutions. some assessment now of the deal's significance and its problems. lynn stout is a professor of business law at cornell university. she closely watches financial regulation. and bert ely is a banking consultant. what's your first sense of this deal? was it a good deal for anybody? >> well, i think as much as anything else it gets these problems behind jane morgan chase. they had a tentative deal a few weeks ago but now they can get this behind them and move on
from massachusetts, ms. tsongas. ms. tsongas: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: without objection the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. shuster is recognized for one minute. mr. shuster: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to introduce a good friend and community leader in my home state, reverend paul taylor and thank him for offering today's invocation. he made the trip to the nation's capital from the city of letreau, pennsylvania. for the past 17 years, reverend taylor has dedicated his life to the students and faculty at st. vincent's college. he's held several positions there, dean of admissions, dean of students and executive vice president. his civic engagement and enthusiasm for improving the lives of o's is not limited to higher education he also serves on the board to have directors for the hospital charity foundation. in his personal life he's an avid hunter and served as super to the six-time bowl champio
with iran could be thank you thank youing. >> we take a look at an experiment currency in massachusetts, that could be going global. [ ♪ theme ] >>> hello and welcome to al jazeera america. live from new york city. i'm morgan radford. >> vietnam braces for typhoon haiyan. 300,000 people have been evacuated as a storm is expected to make land fall there sunday. in the philippines people are dealing with the aftermath of what is considered the worst storm on record. more than 100 people are dead after the storms struck the island on friday. leyte was the hardest hit. south-west of manila. it caused landslides, blew off roads and shut down electricity. >> for more, we are joined by mar margo ortiguez. what is the scope of the devastation? >> the full extent the government can't begin to estimate. we are seeing pictures of the worst areas - way beyond the first 24 hours since the storm hit. particularly on leyte island many homes - in fact, some witnesses are saying all the homes on that island have been destroyed. this is not a small island of fishing villages, there was a full-blown ci
of the economy, an experimental local currency in massachusetts, could it be going global? >>> are scientists why unearth a newly discovered dinosaur they call, the king of gore. we are beginning to get details from the philippines after a direct mit from one of the most powerful storms every recorded. huge waves crashed ashore, as supertyphoon haiyan made landfall. the are island of lehte is wrecked. spotty communication, filipino authorities credit report at least expwhrp 110 people are debt in tekloban. two c-140 cargo planes have left there and they are trying clear the runway. >> goa what's the lateliest? >> well, we understand that government aircraft have now been able to land in lehta which is believed to be the worst affected island. and initial reports are saying that there are innewer rabble can casualties on leyte many coavment villages was given fair warning that there somewhere would be a storm surge by it, we understand if waves as high as 15 feet also crashed on the island because it was supposed to be a tropical storm. there is only so much you can do to prepare for the strength
, the first woman senator from massachusetts in the u.s. senate. let's have a little applause right there. [applause] in addition, we have a number of other important female elected officials some of whom are with us tonight. we're honored to have present as well, steve grossman, treasurer of the commonwealth. and would other male elected officials stand who are here tonight in support of the cause of women in politics? [applause] tonight's event was sparked by a milestone in women's political activism 175 years ago right here in boston. angelina grimke, a white southerner from charleston, south carolina, became the first american woman to address the legislative body. tonight, we are honored to have her great-great-grandson with us. please give him applause. [applause] angelina grimke's purpose in addressing the legislative body was to present petitions bearing the signatures of 20,000 massachusetts women, black and white, to a joint committee of the general court. the petitioners sought to have congress end slavery in the district of columbia. before grimke spoke about the issue of slav
that because we know the product is good. senator boxer talked about the massachusetts experience in which during the first month of their enrollment for the massachusetts exchange, only .3 #% of the total signed up during that month. why? because people take time. this is not animal easy decision to sign up for health care. in connecticut where we have an exchang that's up and running, a wbsz thabs working, the first month, know our number? it was not.# # #%, but enrolled 10% of the expected total in the first 30 days, and here's what people say about their experience with connecticut's exchange. one said, this is a great resource for cops residents to apply for health coverage, thanks to the health care law. another said, i chose access health because i've been denied in the past by other carriers. before this law changed. another said, thank you so much for this health care law. i have not been insured in a decade. i am so, so, so thankful. another said, thank you for this program. i lost my job a year ago and couldn't find anything that i could afford in health coverage before this law
, and we will look at the desert bus for hope. >> and football season canceled in massachusetts. michael eaves explains why in sports ahead onal jazeera america. seriously wrong... >> there's been acrimony... >> the conservative ideal... >> it's an urgent need... and a host willing to ask the tough questions >> how do you explain it to yourself? and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story next only on al jazeera america >> when was the last time your road trip took you from tucson to las vegas. it's an eight hour journey and one that is virtual. stay with me here. but it raises real money for some really special kids. so here to tell us all about the desert bus and it's mission is alan schafler in british columbia. it's all yours. >> reporter: tony, here we go. we're talking about the desert bus for hope. we'll pan to the right. and show you who is driving right now. and there is the screen from the desert bus co-opted by a comedy troupe and their extended family and friends to create a huge fundraiser a wildly pop lay event reaching all over the world. they turned a
that brought the fbi to a small town. >>> but first, chilling new details in the murder of a massachusetts teacher next. vo: it's that time of year again. medicare open enrollment. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare >>> there was a note found next to the body. philip chism has been arrested for murder, rape, armed robbery. he will be arraigned december 4th. >>> an eighth student at princeton university is being treated for meningitis. investigators are test to go see if she has the same rare bacterial strain found in seven other cases at the school. princeton officials plan to provide students with a vaccine. it has been approved in europe, not the u.s. >>> people signing up for obama care will have more time to do so. obama administration is extending deadline by one week, giving americans until december 23rd to si
, that enrollment in the first month would be low. that is the experience we saw in massachusetts. and it is the experience we expect here because especially for healthier younger people, the pattern of behavior is to shop around to wait before you purchase when you don't have to purchase before december 15th in order to have insurance on january 1st, which the earliest possible date for coverage. we expect that pattern to play out with the marketplaces in the affordable care act. secondly, the fact that the website has been so challenging and so problematic in that first month means that the enrollment numbers will be even lower than expected. beyond that, i don't have specific figures. i have not seen specific figures. but i anticipate we will be releasing data about enrollment by the end of the week. >> but you don't have a specific date? >> i do not. mark. >> thanks, jay. the president spoke last week about gaps and problems with the rollout of the website that need to be fixed. what are those gasp and what fixes would you -- >> well, he was referring to, and i'll quote, "i've
in 2005. for many years, every year, the mothers against drunk driving gave massachusetts a "f" on our laws. we have personal injury lawyers in our legislature and they refuse to have any changes that would cut off the cash cow of all these people who drink drive, get arrested, and get off. they're are numerous people who've been arrested for drunk driving 10, 12 times in a row. they are time bombs waiting to go off and we have 200 people a year getting killed by drunk drivers. think about that. over 200 people a year. many more are being injured by drunk drivers. you'd think about the misery caused by that problem and it touches thousands and thousands across the commonwealth each year. we have never change the laws to make them stricter. i finally met an amazing family. their daughter, melody, was a 13-year-old girl who got run over by a drunk driver in. daylight when she was coming back from a birthday party as a cheerleader. she was a lovely and sweet young girl. she was there young child. a woman had too many drinks at lunch and was a repeat drunk driver. she ran her over and kill
coverage will continue later today on c-span networks with remarks from massachusetts senator elizabeth warren who will talk about wall street reforms at an americans for finance reform event live at 1:00 p.m. eastern at c-span2. richard cordray, the rector of consumer financial protection bureau will testify before the senate banking committee live at 2:30 p.m. eastern on c-span3. public affairs evidence from washington directly to you, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house events, briefings and conferences and offering complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house, all as a public service of private industry. we are c-span. created by the cable tv industry 34 years ago and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. and now you can watch us in hd. .> a look now at iran the world affairs council of las vegas hosted middle east expert jerrold geen. the coverage begins by describing the current situation with iran and he then introduces the luncheon speaker. this is just over an hour. >> i'm delighted to see you all here. are you able to hear me in the
democratic liberal from massachusetts everybody made fun of how fat he was. he had to get up every morning and go to work. i always said that was his latest courage, just going to work against reagan. tip would say he was the greatest speaker ever. it's in the book and he said better than candy, better than roosevelt. tip would do things -- relationship between the two sides was a different unimagined today. the speaker became friends with michael deaver. oliver north we all got along with. charles wick. we all knew him. there were like nice little courtesies passed back and forth is totally different than i think today. there was a guy who is dying on a hunger strike and mike deaver, i got them on the phone with the speaker and i said this guy just doesn't want -- a nuclear attack sobering called the body of christ, corpus christi. can we do something about that? mike was drinking at the time and he said it seems like a stupid reason to kill yourself. that was his attitude in those days, but on monday he went around cap weinberger in which a president reagan and they call the city of corp
. >>> it's the drug scandal that rocked the massachusetts justice system. a chemist mishandled sensitive evidence that was affecting thousands of state criminal cases going back a decade. we'll have that next number hey, i notice your car yeah. it's in the shop. it's going to cost me an arm and a leg. you shoulda taken it to midas. they tell you what stuff needs fixing, and what stuff can wait. high-five! arg! brakes, tires, oil, everything. (whistling) you really love, what would you do?" ♪ [ woman ] i'd be a writer. [ man ] i'd be a baker. [ woman ] i wanna be a pie maker. [ man ] i wanna be a pilot. [ woman ] i'd be an architect. what if i told you someone could pay you and what if that person were you? ♪ when you think about it, isn't that what retirement should be, paying ourselves to do what we love? ♪ >>> if you haven't heard this story, it is staggering in what the impact what may be. a former mches state chemist is on her way to prison for faking test results. she pleaded guilty to 27 counts yesterday including tampering with evidence, perjury, obstruction of justice and f
from massachusetts. we're back with kim strousle and "wall street journal" editorial board member mary kissle also joins us. kim, start with you, what's behind the warren boom? >> the argument is if you look through the history of the democratic party, there's always these flashes of enthusiasm for these populist anti-wall street candidates. some of them, most of them, have always flamed out because they do tend to appeal to only a small part of the base. campuses and white liberal, cultural liberal. but not necessarily with minorities or the working poor. their argument, "new republican" argument is that has changed, the combination of the 2008 financial crisis and barack obama as president has shifted the party. they're ready and eager for a candidate like warren. certain be thithings like the b blasio election in new york prove that. and this is where the party should be. >> what positions have warren supported that really get these left wingers excited? >> as kim says, she's an economic populous. she's basically a single issue candidate if she runs for president. she's all about co
, or it was thought initially. the family plot in massachusetts. purelily happenstance, there had been no other president buried there, the president ended up there where we now see the internal flame which was inspired by something that jackie saw in paris, it now draws visitors from around the world. bill clinton had met kennedy as a young man, shaking president kennedy's hand in the rose garden in the early 60s, and then president obama, who of course, gained the endorsement of the kennedy family, edward kennedy, who is interred next to his brother, and caroline kennedy, as it happens, was installed as ambassador to japan in tokyo just yesterday. president obama, president clinton, hillary clinton, michelle obama at the grave side. >> there was the ceremony where 16 people received the presidential medal of freedom today. >> reporter: the presidential medal of freedom, the highest civilian honor in the land was instituted by john f. kennedy some 50 years ago. some 500 distinguished individuals who have provided this country with service as the award goes throughout the years has been awarded
reallied from tragedy, so did the kennedy family, when jfk was laid to rest in massachusetts. but it was a stranger who played a rohl. in 1963, paul was a part-time tour guide at arlington house. one day, eight months before dallas, he had an unexpected visitor. >> it was in the late afternoon, early evening, and cars pulled up. a gentleman with ear phones hopped out and said the president is here. >> almost unthinkable now, the president was out on a lark. >> he said he and his friends were driving around town looking at the city. and they thought to come up here. >> he led them on a tour of the house. >> then we came out here, and the city is incredible. >> the word kennedy spoke next grew large in november. >> he paused a little bit longer and the city is beautiful. and he said, this is so lovely, i could stay here forever. >> i could stay here forever. a friend with. president that day remembered those words as the family remembered the site of the burial, he told them the story. and soon, he had mere vip visitors. >> robert kennedy asked if that would could be done, c
jfk laid at rest at his home in massachusetts. paul fuqua was a part-time tour guide at arlington house. it sits atop a hill overlooking the cemetery. one day paul fuqua had an unexpected visitor. >> it was late afternoon early evening, and cars pulled up, and a gentlemen with head phones said the president is here. he said he and his friend were just driving around town looking at the city and looked up here, and he had never been here, so they thought they would come up here. and then we came out here and the city is incredible. >> the words kennedy spoke next would loom large. >> we paused a little bit longer, and he said this is so lovely, i could stay here forever. >> a friend with the president that day remembered those words. he told the family the story. soon paul fuqua has more vip visitors to scout it out. >> robert kennedy asked if that could be done? could that be a grave cite? and secretary mcnamara said yes, he could convert it to that use instantly. and so that was it. ♪ >> the day came. kings, queens, and leaders from around the world, joining the grieving widow,
of modern-day slavery are coming to clight light. >> the former state lab member from massachusetts pleaded guilty to tampering with results. close to 350 people have been released from prison as a result. >> canada is taking new steps to end cyber bullying. after several high-profile cases of teen suicide, canadian lawmakers are considering a bill making it illegal to share intimate images on line. daniel lak tells us why. >> canadians were can't vated and appalled when a plaintiff video by 15-year-old amanda todd was seen across the country. posted on youtube it went viral after she killed herself, a victim of bullying by extortionists, who persuaded her to take obscene webcam pictures and black mailed her. retaya parsons was 17 when raped at a party and pictures posted online. she killed herself, as did todd loyt an a 15-year-old from the canadian prayeries, bullied relentlessly. >> a lot thing on line they can be anonymous. the anonymity contributes to it. it's also the fact that it's 24/7. >> cyber bullying is mostly sexual and aimed at immature scenes that are not equipped to do deal
. >> an experimental currency in massachusetts is growing in popularity and now it could be going desenting views and always explore issues relevant to you. and to contact the centers and >> welcome to al jazeera america and i'm john siegenthaler here are the top stories. >> i want to emphasize that there is not an agreement at the present time, but the p five is working hard. >> secretary of state john kerry is in geneva with world leaders bjorkinworking on a nuclear pro. >> reuters is reporting 100 people are dead as a result of the super typhoon haiyan. it's being called one of the strongest storms ever recorded. it appears to be headed toward vietnam now. >>> and a big economic number that caugh caught imof many man. >> anaan as real money's ali vei points out the employment figure is mixed. >> more jobs were created in october. >> but more americans dropped out of the work force. the so-called labor force participation rate. >> the number of people working age that are working or looking for work dropped to 6 62.8%. i asked labor secretary tomorrow athomas perez why america continues to see
programs like medicare part d come and the massachusetts help reform that was obamacare's predecessor. most people tend to sign up for coverage closer deadlines, so that is what the administration hopes will vindicate them after the first month, which did not go well. host: but if the deadline is not until march, why were expectations so high to begin with? people do not have to sign up until later. guest: that is right here at march is a key deadline because it is obviously the end of a six-month enrollment period. the other date is december 15, which is when people choose plans if they want them to kick in in january. there are a lot of people losing their coverage right now and they're going to want to remain insured, and for them, the middle of december is the crucial deadline. the reason that that is tough for the administration is it comes only two weeks after the deadline, where they say they're going to have the website fix, which is the end of this month, so if they cannot have healthcare.gov up and running, functioning enough for millions of people to actually buy their health pla
at the massachusetts rollout, the massachusetts rollout was just as meager. >> this is not about a website, this poll question, number two. president obama telling americans they could keep their health care plans. he knowingly lied. 50% of those polled in the fox poll, 40% he didn't know. >> well, we know he knew. eric cantor is touting this clip of video from the white house meeting where obama says flat out, seven or eight million people will have to lose their insurance. they knew. the white house aides debated whether he could say this and were overruled by the political people who said he had to say it to help sell the thing. "the new york times" which has been in delicious agony trying to figure out how to characterize what were in effect blatant lies by the president -- >> let me pause there. "the new york times" quote today. the split between lawmakers and the white house reflects the dilemma the president finds himself in as he seeks to follow through on last week's acknowledgement about his incorrect promise on health care coverage of t coverage. hundreds of thousands of people have receiv
is in this, what their coverage options. what we saw in massachusetts was that those numbers spiked for young people particularly when they could see they could get a really good deal on those coverage options. >> the white house is banking on the idea that the young people will give this a second chance, that they won't have to spend hours to find what they want, and they'll go back in january when the president says, okay, it's all fixed. do you think that will happen. >> i think it's important to point out that health insurance is isn't a fad. it's not buying a ipad, a pair of jeans where oh man, the website doesn't work, i'm going to give up. it's an important thing and health insurance is something that young people truly valley. yes, i think young people are willing, and we talk to young people every day. it's not working great right now, we'll check back in a week. historically what we've seen, as we get closer to the deadline we're going to see that spike in enrollment, but our job is really to make sure that young people have the facts so you know the median income for unin
from -- timeframe. we know from last week when the president visited massachusetts, the closest existing program like this, a very similar program launched in massachusetts, you have a dynamic where enrollment was very slow initially. only 123 people in the first month in massachusetts. and then built up steadily over the course of time. 0.3%123 represented .20 -- of what would be the overall enrollment at the end of the day. >> what has called you to challenge that? >> the president has called on the house to take up the legislation and pass it. we are not laying down a challenge. we are obviously disappointed when any lawmaker announces that he or she does not support extraordinarily fair basic americans,for lgbt protection that other americans enjoy, and that they should enjoy. we will work with congress. we look forward to passage in the senate. we are heartened by the developments in the senate that brought us this far. believe the momentum behind equal rights is such that we will prevail as a country on this issue. >> very quickly, the book that -- oming out, double down p
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-long series "champions of the economy", with a look at a massachusetts community with its own currency, it's gaining attention from investors around the world. >> first a look at the weather forecast. >>> it will be a dry day, cold across the north central plains from minnesota to the dakotas. we have a fronts pushing through. it had moisture as it made its way across the dakotas, bringing light snow, 2-5 inches in the highest elevations. as it continues to push to the east, making its way into drier air, it will phase out. we may see light snow flurries across the great lakes and light rain across portions of michigan, but for the most start it will be dry. the major story is the temperature. moisture pushing in across mexico. we'll continue to see beneficial rain fall there across the north-west - a few snow flurries. back to you morgan. >>> a decision on detroit's bankruptcy status coming in the next few days - to determine whether detroit can be the largest municipality to file for bankruptcy wrapped up friday. unions, pension fund holders say not enough was done to protect their pensi
massachusetts. the re reverend says he performd the ceremony out of love and did not mean to disobey the church's teachings. >> michael bloomberg signed landmark legislation raising the minimum wage to buy tobacco. a majority of people get addicted before the hit the age of 2 i 21 and have trouble quitg even if they wanted to. >> george zimmerman was released from a jail cell. he was arrested yesterday and charged with felony aggravated assault. he was acquitted of murdering trayvon martin. >> mcdonalds is getting into promoting local elections in denmark. the restaurants will be decorated with election materials and a few will hold local polling stations. >> the initiative was cookethe e lowest in 40 years. >> it's a wonderful life has a proposed sea quell. proposed -- sequel of the carolyn grimes is to take part in the pr project. at the age of six she played a role she had one of the most famous lines from that movie. "every time a bell rings an angle gets his wings". >> the angels are going to be crying on this one. the people that love this move they don't wan -- movie they tha sequel. >>
of the massachusetts will spend time in prison for jeopardising thousands of case, annie dukon faked lab results and breezed through them to appear productive. dukon's actions may have distorted results of criminal trials of more than 40,000 people. close to 350 of those have been released from prison as a result. >> it's been one year since plastic bags were banned in new delhi, when the ban was introduced activists and environmentally conscientious consumers welcomed the move. but it has failed to make the capital cleaner or greener. >> this woman is happy with her job - cleaning plastic bags for a conservation group is more appealing and safer than what she is used to. she is one of 70 workers who keep the production lines that preserve india going. this fashion company makes all sorts of accessories out of recycled materials. the plastic bags are fused together to make sustainable fabric. but while businesses like these are doing their bit by recycling the ban had little effect on the environment. plastic bags jut out like sore spots at landfills. with millions in circulation the ban seals
that were mixed at a massachusetts pharmacy. new england compounding center. jim axelrod is here to get us up to date on the case. jim? >> reporter: we learned today that the federal investigation into n.e.c.c. is at a crile cal phase and a source says charges could be filed soon after the first of next year. that would be welcome news for scott shaw in denton, north carolina, who's been making regular trips to the cemetery for 13 months now mourning his mother. >> we could take the dying, but the suffering was beyond what we could take. >> reporter: she was a vibrant 77-year-old until she took tainted steroid injections compounded by n.e.c.c. for a bulging disk in her back and contracted fungal meningitis. she died a cruel death, plagued by crippling headaches and excruciating sensitivity to light. >> it was literally a war going on within her body. she had a fungus that was growing that was taking her over and the most powerful drugs we had trying to hold it back. >> reporter: shaw was one of 64 people to die from contaminated drugs compounded by n.e.c.c. 687 others were sickened. one ye
in the nation. >>> a plan to bring a movie theater to the area north of massachusetts avenue is in the works. the washington business journal reports landmark theaters plans to build a ten-screen movie theater as a development plan at new york avenue and m streets northeast. the theater will have a full bar, luxury reclining seats, reserve seating and a 3-d projection option. >>> well, the redskins looked really good as they were going into half time last night but not so good when they walked out of town. >> can't have those drives and we can't let that swing the momentum for the rest of the game. it felt like we were in control. >> reporter: rough night against the minnesota vikings despite dominating many statistical categories. >> the redskins lost to the minnesota vikings 27-34. the vikings had one win going into this game. christian ponder left with an injury. rg3, 281 yards. the loss drops the skins to 3-6 on the year, the same record they had last year before they finished with seven straight wins to take the division. so there's a chance. >> there is a chance. the saints have to hel
the national average. for example, new hampshire was 30% above the national average. massachusetts was 43%, maine, 67%, and florida, 68%. unfortunately those living in these and many other states can expect to see higher prices once again this winter, and this is precisely why we are bringing to the floor h.r. 1900. h.r. 1900 simply would bring certainty and agency accountability to the natural gas pipeline permitting process. it would allow natural gas pipelines to be built in a safe, responsible, and timely manner. it would also make existing natural gas pipelines safer. during the legislative hearing on h.r. 1900, we heard testimony from industry of a corrosive natural gas pipeline that could not be replaced in a timely manner because an agency missed the deadline to issue a permit by nearly a year. the american people demand better than this. and so as we hear discussion and consider amendments to h.r. 1900, i want to thank once again the members of the subcommittee, the staffs, and representative pompeo for all the work on this important legislation. i respectfully reserve the balanc
term massachusetts senator, elizabeth warren. >> i don't want to go to the united states senate to be there for women some of the time. i want to go to the united states senate to be there for women all of the time. >> reporter: she's another fast rising star who could make history and might threaten a clinton democratic coronation if they both run for the white house three years from now. >> hillary has run once before, is the inevitable nominee. another new fresh face came along with an issue and was able to kind of excite passions among the democratic rank and file, was able to do it. so i don't think it's crazy. >> reporter: warren is a former harvard professor, a progressive populist who burst on to the scene in 2008 when harry reid tapped her to oversee the controversial bank bailout. next, she urged president obama to form a government entity to protect consumers and their finances. the left wanted her to lead it but banks and republicans balked. >> it is so good to be here with so many progressives. i love it. >> reporter: instead, she took on massachusetts senator scott
, massachusetts. >> they are electing a new are bishop to are serve as the face of the american catholic church. >>> now, to hear from the own are of the miami dolphins. next on al jazeera america (vo) al jazeera america we understand that every news story begins and ends with people. >> the efforts are focused on rescuing stranded residents. (vo) we pursue that story beyond the headline, past the spokesperson, to the streets. >> thousands of riot police deployed across the capitol. (vo) we put all of our global resources behind every story. >> it is a scene of utter devastation. (vo) and follow it no matter where it leads, all the way to you. al jazeera america. take a new look at news. al jazeera america... >>introduces... "america tonight". >>a fresh take on the stories that connect to you. >>grounded. >>real. >>unconventional. >>an escape from the expected. >> the latest on the president's new health care plan are raising influence are scrupt, less than 10% of the administration's initial estimates. the numbers don't claim state department enrollees. has refused to comment on any exact num
it for a year or two. in the state of massachusetts, it took several years to get most the people enrolled. we may be on a similar track. >> that would be some pretty heavy lifting for washington if it takes several years. you're talking about an entire nation. >> right. it's something that a think we will be hearing about quite a bit in the future. >> exemptions. who got exempt from this first year, and are they going to extend them? >> well, the employer mandate was what was exempted for the first year. that was the big news. i don't know what plans are for 2015. i would expect that the insurance companies want to see them and they will proceed to move them in. >> final question. optimistic about it, pessimistic, concerned? >> i think 20 years from now we will look back on this year and laugh. you know, medicaid, medicare, all of these programs have rocky starts the first year, but a couple years and i think it's just part of the scenery. >> we will be seeing as they go down the road on the obamacare highway. thank you so much. back to you. >> twitter trading got off to a good start last wee
in massachusetts but it was a stranger who played a role. paul fukudom fuqua had an unexpd visitor. >> it was late afternoon early evening and cars pulled up and gentleman with ear phone popped out and said the president is here. >> almost unthinkable now, the president was out on a lark. >> he said that he and his friend were just driving around town, looking at the city and they looked up here and neither of them had been here so they thought they would come up here so they did. >> fuqua led them on a tour of the house. >> the city is incredible in the evening. >> the words kennedy spoke next would loom larger. >> he said you know this is so lovely, i could stay here forever. >> i could stay here forever. a friend with the president that day remembered those words as the family debated the site of the burial he told them the story. sun fuqua had more visitors to scout it out. >> robert kennedy asked could that be done, could that be a grave site and secretary mcnamara said yes that was army and he could just convert it to that use instantly and so that was it. >> the day came, kings, queens and
is a liberal town. >> yeah. >> okay but i lived in liberal towns all myself. cambridge, massachusetts; you don't let the stuff bother you you. consider the source, right? who cares what they say? second letter from linda gardner from south dakota, i hope you and megyn go after the school board in sioux falls for say -- pledge of allegiance. military heros put their lives on the line every day so school board members. they should all be fired. dim wits inflicting beliefs on holidays. >> what's going on. >> sioux falls, south dakota, the school board voted down a proposal that would have required the pledge of allegiance to be said every day at high schools. they voted that down. veterans had been proposing this. >> why did they vote it down. >> they did support it at the middle school level. >> why did they vote it down. >> they said they didn't have time for it. they didn't have time to do it during the day. >> how many seconds 45 seconds. >> 8 seconds. they said it was too chaotic in the classrooms. this it is not a done deal. i spoke with someone who is speaking before the school board next
, al jazeera london police headquarters. >> in massachusetts judgment day for a chemist who may have jeopardized thousands of criminal cases. annie duggan falsified lab reports so she could appear more productive. the case has cost the state more than $8 million and forced the release of hundreds of convicts. michael eaves is here with sports. hoihockey player in big trouble. >> simeon barleof allegedly kidnapping his girl friend and kinginkinging -- and kicking he. the maximum sentence for third degree assault is two years in jail. the team has yet to make a statement about this player. >>> johnny mandiseel manziel, sd after that game he and manziel will evaluate the quarterback's draft potential. >>> basketball star dennis rodman, about a dozen former nba players are going with him. rodman would not name the players going with him. there was no political nature, rodman has self-proclaimed himself as an american ambassador. he is good friends he says with kim jong-un. >> all right michael. wawltsd.wall street is having ar to remember. all time high, s&p above anne 00. >>> next, iran
are those, nine people? meanwhile, in wealthy massachusetts we're shoving another 100,000 people onto the medicaid dole. 100,000 people who will be riding the wagon, getting free money from their working friends and neighbors, many of whom don't want to be on medicaid because everybody knows that medicaid is, to use the beer analogy, the -- of health care. >> i want to repeat a statistic. i'll let you respond, alan. he want to repeat the statistic from the manhattan, medicaid patients almost fwies as likely to die, their hospital stay 42% longer and they cost 26% more. alan? >> the manhattan institute is a conservative think tank clearly all against obama and obama care. they do need to tweak the law. michael, i hope you get decaf next time before you come on. the fact is we're talking about a small percentage of the people -- they say need to fix it. to fix the doughnut hole, i agree. but don't throw out the entire law. we're talking about people on the other side of me who never wanted this law, never wanted it to succeed and it works consistently to it try to see that it would fail
in the killing of a popular massachusetts math teacher. colleen was found dead outside her school in october. alexander field has the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: the details are disturbing according to a search warrant affidavit. it shows her 14-year-old student following her into the bathroom, donning gloves and a sweatshirt with a hood up. he's seen walking in and out of the bathroom several times. 30 minutes later, he wore a black face mask. her body was found in the woods next to a handwritten note saying i hate you all. ritzer had been raped with an object. according to the affidavit, when he was picked up, he was found with a bloodstained box cutter, a pair of her underwear and credit cards. he was visibly upset the day before during a conversation where she started talking about tennessee, a place he used to live with his parents before they split. it was a stressf fuful divorce. no motive was mentioned. >> we are devastated and heart broken by the details of the circumstancings surrounding the death of our beautiful daughter and sister. he's charged with murder and will
in that project. >>> a group of elementary school boys in massachusetts are truly wise beyond their years. they banled together this week to show support for a classmate who was getting picked on. jack harper met up with the students. >> reporter: in the middle of it all, danny keith, bridge water first grader, water boy for the fifth grade football team. danny always wears a tie and jacket. he has some speech issues. a few other kids have been picking on him about that and yesterday his team dressed up to show they don't approve. >> we heard that he was getting picked on so we thought we would have a day to dress up like danny and we thought we would all come to school like danny. to show danny that we love him, that we love him very much. >> reporter: if you think this has all made him very happy? >> yes. >> reporter: why? >> because everybody is cheering him on. and everybody loves him. >> reporter: danny suffered a brain hemorrhage after he was born. years of speech therapy are helping and so did yesterday. when you came out of the hospital, it was the best day but this is a really gr
, massachusetts. patriots taking on the broncos. that is tom brady versus peyton manning, if you didn't know. cnn's rachel nichols is inside gillette stadium. rachel, why don't you just explain to us, why is this game so important? >> reporter: yeah. a rivalry between quarter backs in the nfl that we haven't seen for a long time. you have the most popular position with the most popular game in the country. and the history is so graed. tonight is the 14th time they are meeting. for even people just casual fans, it is still fun to watch. you see a lot of athletic pyrotechnics. but they are both also canny strategists. so it becomes an incredible chess game with them both sending out their minions in all directions and it's fun to see that unfold throughout the night. so far tom brady has 9-4 advantage on peyton manning in these match-ups. and manning is the first one to tell you just how good brady is. take a listen. >> i think it is pretty well documented, my respect for tom, as a quarterback. the way he prepares. just the way he's better kind of each season than he was the year before. >> he is a
. there along massachusetts avenue near dupont circle. watch your footing. and around the region we have a frozen start this morning and a frozen dawn yesterday. i took this picture atpics to weather@nbcwashington.com. there is a splash of pink over washington now. the live view from our hd sky watcher camera and under that mostly clear sky temperatures are down to just near 20 degrees around much of the in metro area. near the bay in the low 20s. it's in the upper teens, many of the rural areas of virginia. this michael jord this morning here is the timing on the storm that is going to be affecting our weather here beginning tomorrow this area of pink, the zone of maybe a little fyé this is noontime tomorrow. a chilly rain and then the rest of the afternoon, areas moderate to maybe briefly heavy rain. the rest of tuesday into tuesday night and into part of wednesday. and then wednesday afternoon it may change back to a wet snow before it all ends and turns windy and colder for thanksgi and then for the skins tonight should be just cold and partly cloudy and then tomorrow a little sleet
. and northeast we have the winter storm warnings as well as watches in effect over towards parts of massachusetts and cape cod. we're looking at windy conditions there. as we go to the next couple of days we're looking at a lot of rain, unfortunately, up and down the eastern seaboard. we're seeing anywhere between two to four inches of rain, and in some parts that will affect the major airports boston, laguardia, newark, down the atlanta. the snow will go all the way down to parts of pittsburgh. we'll keep you informed on this throughout the evening. >> thank you. president obama is calling on house republicans to stop standing in the way of immigration reform. he told a san francisco audience that the reform measure approved in the senate would strengthen boarders and offer path to citizenship. >> republicans say they're hesitant to do it in one large piece. it's thanksgiving, we'll carve that bird in all different pieces. we'll start working on the core valley that everyone has been talking about so long. nobody is worried about the procedure. they just want the respect. >> moments later the pr
, winter warnings across the great lakes. and ice popping up in massachusetts into pennsylvania. a big problem on the highways. 36 tomorrow, but a lot of problems. one more thing before i let you go - we are looking at tornado - same storm to the south, here along the coastal regions - georgia, carolina, big problem there. >> the united states supreme court agreed today to hear a landmark case involving birth control and the requirement existing in the affordable care act. the justices will decide if corporations with religious owners can deny contraception coverage in health insurance plans for employees. the case involves the popular store hobby lobby, which says providing coverage infringes on their religious region. the supreme court will decide. the mike viqueira has the latest from the white house. >> it could be a landmark case. the government asked the supreme court to do this back in spring. they are confident of victory. president obama has travelled on the west coast. he's due back at the white house on tuesday night. there was a statement after the supreme court made its an
.5 million syrians are homeless and that is the population of massachusetts. 2 million people fled syria. 4.5 more are internally displaced. let's go to al jazeera's phil who is in geneva where the arab league is meeting with senior diplomates in a new bid to start talks on syria and good morning and it has been a struggle to shore up support for talks, has there been any progress today? >> there certainly is progress in the sense that all the international players who have a say in what happens in syria have met or are meeting here today. notably the u.s. is here and under secretary of state wendy sherman representing the u.s. and the russians and the russians and americans brokered the important deal in october that took the world back from the brink of war in syria and we are learning some of the members of the permanent u.n. security council are here and would include the chinese and germans and several others and we do hope or at least we are hearing from brahimi in his office there will be a joint meeting later in the day and brahimi said he is actually hopeful that talks today will r
that republicans have one. first was scott brown in massachusetts. there was a lot of national money there. at the center of that race was obamacare, which had not passed yet. it was -- scott brown was supposed to be the senator who could stop it. the wave in the house made gains in the senate but were not able to win those races. if you think about what republicans have lost since president obama was first , mitt romney12 explicitly did not run against obamacare or on health care. mostly because he was trying to get away from his record in massachusetts. republicans looking at this from a political perspective need to in criticizing obamacare and going after online health care, but it will also own,re a plan of their there are a lot of plans in the house and the senate that republicans are throwing out there, some good ideas, but there needs to be some leadership. someone who can take these ideas and say -- here is the republican vision for what health care should look like. it does not look like the old one and it certainly does not look like obamacare. this health care debate may stretc
's wedding six years ago in massachusetts and no criminal charges but he could lose his religious credentials and schaffer is due in court this morning when a jury will decide his penalty. >> obviously very saddened so what we are hoping for tomorrow is a light sentence. >> reporter: schaffer could have avoided the trial by agreeing to performing same sex marriages in the future but he reportedly declined, three of his four children are gay. here is what is making business news this morning. we have been hearing about it for weeks and appears jp morgan and government reached a settlement, the $13 billion deal could be announced as early as today and put to rest investigations targeting mortgage invest ms th went bad during the financial crisis and $4 billion will go to distressed homeowners and resolve the banks in california and north carolina. the s&p within reach of milestones and the dow had 16,000 for the first time and s&p 500 briefly passed 1800 and both retreated by day's end, this is this morning, the dow jones industrial average at an all-time high of 5976, s&p 1791. taking cue fro
-old massachusetts boy faces charges in the rape and murder of his teacher, an undietment indictment said he had a box cutter and accused of stealing the victim's underwear, credit card and iphone. a person indicted for murder is free for now and released thursday on bond and bail was $1.2 million. he served 11 years in prison since being found guilty in the death of martha moxly and the judge said he is entitled to a new trial saying his attorney did not adequately represent him. alabama granted pardums and the tri were accused of a rape in 1931 and some were dropped in 1937 and another one in 136 was pardoned and helped to launch the civil rights movement. in november 1963 john f. kennedy was shot and rushed to the hospital. it's an amount that dallas surgeons have never forgotten and al jazeera heidi joins us from dallas where she spoke with the doctors who tried to save the fatally wounded president. good morning to you heidi. >> good morning, tom. we are here and to the right is the grassy knoll where 50 years ago today the sniper lee harvey oswald shot john f. kennedy and that was five dec
in massachusetts that has the most famous political dynasty of them all, but also i completely get the backlash that they create, when you have, like, you know, open seats for all of us and hey they have the magic family name, whatever it happens to be in that state, i completely get the backlash too because it is, like what did you ever do besides get born into the right family? >> yeah. and, you know, especially, look, we on the east coast, you know, we had kennedys in new york. mostly they stayed -- mostly they stayed in massachusetts or haven't gone that far, i guess florida too. this is -- she's lived in virginia. she really should be running for senate in virginia. basically if you look at the amount of time she spent, she's talking about her roots. there is that sense she's kind of a carpetbagger, coming back to this place where she thought it was going to be easy to knock off this older gentleman that she thought maybe had served long enough and he didn't agree. and it is up to the voters and it looks like the voters agree with him. >> she can't win the republican primary in wyoming. sh
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